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Jesus: No Other Name

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”—Acts 4:12Of all the truths for the skeptical and unbelieving world to grasp, this seems the most offensive. In the world’s view, we may be in error to believe the Bible’s inerrancy or …

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My Kingdom or God’s?

"At the end of twelve months he was walking about the royal palace of Babylon. The king spoke, saying, 'Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?' While the word was still in the king's mouth, a voice fell from heaven: 'King …

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Not by Bread Alone

And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”—Luke 4:4There are multitudes of lessons to learn from Jesus’ confrontation of the enemy in the wilderness. We learn of Jesus’ moral perfection and His impeccability. We learn of His use of the Word …

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Selling Everything for Joy

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”—Matthew 13:44 (NKJV)What brings you pleasure? What do you enjoy most in life? Jesus compared the kingdom of heaven (the rule and reign of …

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Speak Your Heart

"For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."-Romans 10:10 (NKJV)I do not believe that the Christian should ever possess an empty-headed faith. God gave us brains! Our faith is reasonable and will stand the test of the skeptic's attacks. At the same …

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The Last Days On Earth

On August 30, ABC News aired a special edition of 20/20 entitled The Last Days on Earth. I tuned in for only the final fifteen minutes in which they were discussing the last three of seven ominous threats to the human race, including nuclear war, plagues, and global warming. Amazingly, all of these threats …

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I Support A Private Choice for Public Schools!

HSLDA - Support Grows for Southern Baptist Resolution on Exodus from Public Schools Is it just me, or are we getting a little pushy with some personal agendas? I'm a realist and I know that there is some "bad stuff" in the public school system. I also know that there are some very liberal people in the …

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Our Freedom in Ministry

Yesterday I had the privilege of talking with Donny Parrish, Director of Church Ministries for the BMA of America about church ministry today. My heart and eyes were opened to some great principles concerning reaching the lost today. I was also reminded to lay down my own preferences in ministry so that I might …

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The Atmosphere and Attitude of a Growing Church

Have you ever read Acts 15? Many people find themselves skipping the chapter, or at best, lazily dozing their way through it to get to the excitement of chapter 16 where Paul received his great "Macedonian Call." But I believe that there are thousands of churches in America that need to hear and heed the …

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A Text Without a Context is a Pretext

The other day, Angie and I happened to tune in to one of America's most popular preachers. I'm usually careful not to jump to judgment when it comes to another man's message. I know the pressure placed on pastors to invent and deliver the perfect message, but I could not help but become a little upset about the …

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